Four Grand Tour red figure vessels 19th/20th century
Lot 4470
Four Grand Tour red figure vessels 19th/20th century
Sold for US$ 1,500 inc. premium
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Souvenirs of the Grand Tour In the 18th century, young and privileged Englishmen embarked on an experience called the Grand Tour. They traveled Europe where they visited cherished ruins of the ancient world with the purpose of enriching their lives with language, culture, art and architecture. Mementos and trophies were collected along the way to remind them of their adventures and explorations. Property from the Collection of Joseph Klein (1899-1987), New York, New York Mr. Joseph Klein sought out and acquired these souvenirs as part of his vast collecting interest. Said to have collected in the manner of a 18th century connoisseur, his overall collection showcased his diverse array of artifacts acquired over a period of 45 years and included the art of ancient China, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome.
Four Grand Tour red figure vessels
19th/20th century
Comprising lekythos with two figures and horse, height 12 1/4in; oinoche with three leaping figures, height 9in; column krater with figure feeding a snake and two others, height 5 3/4in and a hydria with woman and two attendants, height 14in.
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